Fossil Walk

Today’s homeschooling adventure was just that – quite the adventure!

heading_to_creek

We met up with a bunch of homeschooling families today for a Fossil Walk.

Fossil Dig Activity Sheet

We took a 10 minute hike through this creek bed to make our way to the dig site.

More Creek Walking

Creek Walk

Quite the Adventure

Holy bedrock.

Dig Site

This was the first fossil we found, which explains why I took a picture of it. We “think” this was a part of a trilobite – an extinct marine creature that is only a mere 380 million years old. Finding pieces of a trilobite is common, finding a trilobite perfectly in tact is rare and would score you major archeology nerd points. No one hit the fossil jackpot today, but we had fun trying.

Trilobite

These cliffs are made of shale and are loaded with fossilized creatures just waiting to be uncovered by crunchy granola parents and their offspring.

Creek Bed

We found a half dozen fossils and walked the banks to dig into the cliffs for about an hour before breaking for our picnic lunch.

I packed the left over curried chickpea sandwich spread from the other day to make a half sandwich with whole wheat bread. PB&J for Ava, and a Rubbermaid crudites for some crunching!

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Chomp chomp!

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Some dried apricots, raisins, cranberries and walnuts for a little something sweet.

dried_fruit_nuts

After lunch we made our way to a second site, an old railroad bed for more fossil fury!

second_site

Back home and feeling a little fossilized myself, I made myself my usual romain, spinach, apple, lemon, ginger and cucumber glass of green goodness.

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Drinking this in the late afternoon always throws me for a loop! It left me with no real appetite for dinner and I randomly snacked on miscellaneous dried fruit, nuts and veggies throughout the early evening.

I also ate some cooked sweet corn with the gals, except I wore my top.

eat_max eat_ava

That’s it! What a day. Archeology ROCKS!

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7 Responses

  1. That looks like so much fun! Also, curried chickpea salad – one of my favorite things, ever. If you have access to some dulse flakes, add it to chickpeaa salad to make it taste like tuna.

  2. What a great adventure! Have a great Sunday!

  3. Fossil walk sounds like the BEST TIME! Good for you and lil one!

    and thanks for clarifying you had your top on! I was worried! hahahahaha

    I am still busting up over that one!
    I want some green juice but might just settle for a green smoothie tonight.

    juicing tomorrow though!

    great day!!!!

  4. i’ve never eaten corn on the cob without a shirt on either but it does look fun!!!

  5. Man, that sounds like a great time! Your girls are adorable! Lovin that corn on the cob πŸ˜€ Curried Chickpea salad….sounds very yummy!

  6. That fossil walk looks cool!!! My kids would love that!! I would, too. πŸ™‚

    I didn’t know there was any other way of eating corn on the cob expect topless. Oops! πŸ™‚

  7. Awesome field trip!! I love walking through creeks like that. Reminds me of when I was a kid. My little one would love doing something like that.

    Love the girls eating the corn. So sweet.

    ~Justine

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